The golden ball and other stories

October 9, 2015 - Comment

Thirteen of the famous mystery writer’s earliest short works include the lighthearted and suspenseful “”The Listerdale Mystery,”” the supernatural “”The Hound of Death,”” and the romantic “”Magnolia Blossom.”” Reissue. Product Features Agatha Christie: A Collection of 15 Short Stories Dell Publishing Company, Inc. Third Dell Printing – May 1979 ISBN-10: 044013272X Amazon ISBN-10: 044013272X ,

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Thirteen of the famous mystery writer’s earliest short works include the lighthearted and suspenseful “”The Listerdale Mystery,”” the supernatural “”The Hound of Death,”” and the romantic “”Magnolia Blossom.”” Reissue.

Product Features

  • Agatha Christie: A Collection of 15 Short Stories
  • Dell Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Third Dell Printing – May 1979
  • ISBN-10: 044013272X
  • Amazon ISBN-10: 044013272X , 978-0440132721

Comments

Michele L. Worley says:

A mix of fantasy/SF fiction and non-standard adventures A collection of 15 short stories, none of which feature any of Christie’s recurring characters, not even the small fry like Ariadne Oliver. Although the code of ettiquette that she and her fellow writers such as Dorothy L. Sayers followed for mysteries forbade any supernatural elements, Christie could and did occasionally dabble in such stories outside the mystery format. Several of the stories here have such elements; specifically, those from THE HOUND OF DEATH AND OTHER STORIES. Others are…

Christina P. Branson says:

pure escapism This is early Christie and definitely a product of its time. Much more personal than her regular mystery stories, these exude ’20s style and mysticism. The first half of the book seems devoted to young people and adventure, with a great deal of attention to the recurring motif of the car representing freedom and the jewels imbuing their wearers with special traits. 

RCM says:

Strange Cases The fifteen stories gathered in “The Golden Ball” by Agatha Christie are far from her typical mystery stories. Rather they are tales about seeking adventure and finding romance, almost every non-mystery story summed up with a happy ending. Yet even with these more mundane stories, Christie managed to craft some unique twists into her traditional plot lines. 

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